If you are in the fortunate position of being able to choose which Insurance firm you would like to progress your career with, you may find yourself facing a bit of a dilemma: Do you aim for a big ‘brand’ or opt for a smaller company?
A well-known brand in the industry can sound like a great move – working with a reputable company will give you incredible insight and experience. Perhaps you think it will make future employers take your CV more seriously, or maybe you are simply drawn to the challenge.
There are many benefits to applying for work within a bigger Insurance firm. Here are just some of the reasons why it is a great career opportunity for any candidate to consider.
Bigger firms, naturally, have their finger on the pulse when it comes to industry developments and can, therefore, offer a great amount of career progression and experience relatively quickly. The amount of work you will be exposed to will really allow you to bolster your skills set. You also have the potential to rapidly develop expertise and knowledge that simply cannot be picked up anywhere else.
Work with the best
Competition to get a position within the bigger Insurance firms is fierce, so you know that the talent pool will be top quality. Whether it’s a colleague, line manager or a mentor, you will be working alongside motivated, dedicated and intelligent people every day. Whilst this might sound simple, the chance to learn from such driven and focused individuals is something that you will come to truly appreciate.
If the thought of a stagnant career doesn’t do it for you, this is one way to avoid it. Bigger Insurance firms are always keen to hang on to the talent that they have, making career progression a clear and viable option from the outset. Climbing the ladder within these firms can also lead to lucrative job offers from elsewhere, since you’ll have the experience and knowledge to go further.
When smaller Insurance clients are recruiting, naturally they will look over your existing experience. Having spent a portion of your career at a bigger firm may well make you look more appealing. It proves that you have dedicated yourself to a fast-paced working environment and were able to make the cut in the first place.
Good career practice
Working within the larger Insurance firms, you will develop certain habits that will help your career for the rest of your working life. You’ll learn to seek out dedication and excellence, have professional skepticism and be able to take a broader view of a business. These are all skills that will serve you well in any other firm you choose to join.
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